Our Week in Pictures: 8th September 2014

It’s been another week of harvesting and processing. I’ve been making the most of the summer sun to dry as much as I can, with particular emphasis on things that can add variety to the animals’ winter feed.

Left to right, top to bottom.

1. We discovered that the dead stalks of the parsnips we kept for seed are brilliant for getting the storm kettle going.

2. Fat hen (Chenopodium album) drying in the sun. We dry the individual leaves for addition to winter dishes, but these whole plants are intended as winter feed for the goats.

3. Last patch of corn coming up, again for winter use as goat food.

4. Strawberries are coming back, just a handful at a time. The day when I harvested nearly 15kg in one morning a couple of months ago seems like a distant memory!

5. Re-thatching Blue’s kennel using broom.

6. Harvesting elderberries. They’ll be juiced,used to make chutneys and jams, and dried as an addition to winter animal feed.

7. I’ve been making ‘pickle’ from the sheep’s sorrel. Method here.

8. Walking onions.

9. Rowan berries drying in the sun. Most of these will be an addition to the animal’s winter feed, but some will be ground as an addition to bread flour.

10. Cutting broom. We’ll be shredding this and using it in a hot compost to generate heat for the shower water.

11. The puppies have found new homes 🙂

12. Swimming at Colmeal.


The roof work goes on, with a photo gallery especially for Roland ….



One response to “Our Week in Pictures: 8th September 2014”

  1. Ian Avatar

    Great to see the amount of work you all get through in a week. We’re plased you managed to re-home the pups.

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